Last winter, Fields of Growth had the pleasure of having Rob Pannell join them for a week in Uganda to help prepare the Uganda Lacrosse Union. Additionally, on his trip, Rob got to experience the joyful youth in the Pearl of Africa.
Fields of Growth (FoG) aims to harness the passion of the lacrosse community into positive social impact through global leadership development, service and growing the game. Founded in 2009 by former college lacrosse coach and player, Kevin Dugan, FoG has become a popular non profit among those in the lacrosse world that have a passion for international development. Fields of Growth staff members are passionate and committed to growing the game in the USA and in serving their local communities, however the emphasis of this organization is to harness the passion of the lacrosse community into positive social impact in developing countries.
This winter, Fields of Growth had the pleasure of having Rob Pannell join us for a week in Uganda to help prepare the Uganda Lacrosse Union. Additionally, on his trip, Rob got to experience the joyful youth in the Pearl of Africa.
Day 1 – Monday December 3, 21012 – After a day of traveling, follow Rob as he reflects on his first experiences in Uganda including the Sanyu Babies Home and his first ULU practice.
Day 2 – Tuesday December 4, 2012 – During his second day in Uganda, Rob journeyed to Kkindu village to spend time with the children at the HOPEFUL School.
Day 3 – Wednesday December 5, 2012 – Join Rob on his eye-opening experience in Kkindu, witnessing the joy of these individuals that live on so few material possessions.
Day 4 – Thursday December 6, 2012 – Today, Rob and his fellow companions worked hand-in-hand with the people of Kkindu to help build permanent structures at the HOPEFUL School.
Day 5 – Friday December 7, 2012 – As with all of our trips, we are heavily invested in the educational experience. Today, Rob joined staff at the Uganda Martyrs Shrine to learn about the religious history of Uganda before heading back to the pitch for a final practice with the ULU.
Final Day and Rap-up – Rob provides us with a final reflection on his journey.